Miss Kathryn Markey

Research Officer

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
k.markey1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67405

Overview

Kathryn's research and work have focussed on coral reef ecology, coral ecotoxicology, larval dispersal, and reef monitoring, as well as fisheries management. Her recent projects at UQ have been on the XL Catlin Seaview Survey team, where she worked on the Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, the Philipines and Taiwan. Currently she is working on the Allen Coral Atlas project, and the Great Barrier Reef Mapping Project within the Remote Sensing Research Centre, where she aranges the logistics, collects field data, and utilises her reef ecology background to train an Automated Image Annotation program to identify benthos on Geo-referenced photos collected around the world. The Allen Coral Atlas aims to create the first consistent geomorphic and benthic map of the coral reefs of the world, utilising satelite imagery, field knowledge, geo-referenced benthic photos, and cloud processing on Google Earth Engine.

Research Impacts

The projects Kathryn has been working on at the University of Queensland have global impact, and are focused on both increasing awareness of the current state of the worlds coral reefs, as well as providing invaluable tools to allow the sharing of data between countries, and improving conservation and reef management planning.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), JCU

Publications

  • Roelfsema, Chris M., Lyons, Mitchell B., Castro-Sanguino, Carolina, Kovacs, Eva M., Callaghan, David, Wettle, Magnus, Markey, Kathryn, Borrego-Acevedo, Rodney, Tudman, Paul, Roe, Meredith, Kennedy, Emma V., Gonzalez-Rivero, Manuel, Murray, Nicholas and Phinn, Stuart R. (2021). How Much Shallow Coral Habitat Is There on the Great Barrier Reef?. Remote Sensing, 13 (21) 4343, 4343. doi: 10.3390/rs13214343

  • Razak, Tries B., Ramadhani, Bilqis A., Corni, Sarra, Roelfsema, Chris, Markey, Kathryn, Bambic, Brianna, De Brauwer, Maarten, Masdar, Halwi, Purnama, Ray, Dumbrell, Alex J., Jompa, Jamaluddin, Limmon, Gino V., Beger, Maria and Fox, Helen E. (2021). Large scale study of benthic communities in Eastern Indonesia’s reef systems. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 44 101731, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101731

  • Roelfsema, Chris, Kovacs, Eva M., Vercelloni, Julie, Markey, Kathryn, Rodriguez-Ramirez, Alberto, Lopez-Marcano, Sebastian, Gonzalez-Rivero, Manuel, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Phinn, Stuart R. (2021). Fine-scale time series surveys reveal new insights into spatio-temporal trends in coral cover (2002–2018), of a coral reef on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 40 (4), 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s00338-021-02104-y

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Publications

Journal Article

  • Roelfsema, Chris M., Lyons, Mitchell B., Castro-Sanguino, Carolina, Kovacs, Eva M., Callaghan, David, Wettle, Magnus, Markey, Kathryn, Borrego-Acevedo, Rodney, Tudman, Paul, Roe, Meredith, Kennedy, Emma V., Gonzalez-Rivero, Manuel, Murray, Nicholas and Phinn, Stuart R. (2021). How Much Shallow Coral Habitat Is There on the Great Barrier Reef?. Remote Sensing, 13 (21) 4343, 4343. doi: 10.3390/rs13214343

  • Razak, Tries B., Ramadhani, Bilqis A., Corni, Sarra, Roelfsema, Chris, Markey, Kathryn, Bambic, Brianna, De Brauwer, Maarten, Masdar, Halwi, Purnama, Ray, Dumbrell, Alex J., Jompa, Jamaluddin, Limmon, Gino V., Beger, Maria and Fox, Helen E. (2021). Large scale study of benthic communities in Eastern Indonesia’s reef systems. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 44 101731, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101731

  • Roelfsema, Chris, Kovacs, Eva M., Vercelloni, Julie, Markey, Kathryn, Rodriguez-Ramirez, Alberto, Lopez-Marcano, Sebastian, Gonzalez-Rivero, Manuel, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Phinn, Stuart R. (2021). Fine-scale time series surveys reveal new insights into spatio-temporal trends in coral cover (2002–2018), of a coral reef on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 40 (4), 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s00338-021-02104-y

  • Roelfsema, Chris M., Lyons, Mitchell, Murray, Nicholas, Kovacs, Eva M., Kennedy, Emma, Markey, Kathryn, Borrego-Acevedo, Rodney, Ordoñez Alvarez, Alexandra, Say, Chantel, Tudman, Paul, Roe, Meredith, Wolff, Jeremy, Traganos, Dimosthenis, Asner, Gregory P., Bambic, Brianna, Free, Brian, Fox, Helen E., Lieb, Zoe and Phinn, Stuart R. (2021). Workflow for the generation of expert-derived training and validation data: a view to global scale habitat mapping. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8 643381, 1-13. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.643381

  • Roelfsema, Chris, Kovacs, Eva M., Markey, Kathryn, Vercelloni, Julie, Rodriguez-Ramirez, Alberto, Lopez-Marcano, Sebastian, Gonzalez-Rivero, Manuel, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Phinn, Stuart R. (2021). Benthic and coral reef community field data for Heron Reef, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, 2002–2018. Scientific Data, 8 (1) 84, 84. doi: 10.1038/s41597-021-00871-5

  • Kennedy, Emma V., Vercelloni, Julie, Neal, Benjamin P., Ambariyanto, Bryant, Dominic E. P., Ganase, Anjani, Gartrell, Patrick, Brown, Kristen, Kim, Catherine J. S., Hudatwi, Mu’alimah, Hadi, Abdul, Prabowo, Agus, Prihatinningsih, Puji, Haryanta, Sutris, Markey, Kathryn, Green, Susannah, Dalton, Peter, Lopez-Marcano, Sebastian, Rodriguez-Ramirez, Alberto, Gonzalez-Rivero, Manuel and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2020). Coral reef community changes in Karimunjawa National Park, Indonesia: assessing the efficacy of management in the face of local and global stressors. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 8 (10) 760, 760-27. doi: 10.3390/jmse8100760

  • Lyons, Mitchell B., Roelfsema, Chris M., Kennedy, Emma V., Kovacs, Eva M., Borrego-Acevedo, Rodney, Markey, Kathryn, Roe, Meredith, Yuwono, Doddy M., Harris, Daniel L., Phinn, Stuart R., Asner, Gregory P., Li, Jiwei, Knapp, David E., Fabina, Nicholas S., Larsen, Kirk, Traganos, Dimosthenis and Murray, Nicholas J. (2020). Mapping the world's coral reefs using a global multiscale earth observation framework. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 6 (4) rse2.157, 557-568. doi: 10.1002/rse2.157

  • González-Rivero, Manuel, Beijbom, Oscar, Rodriguez-Ramirez, Alberto, Bryant, Dominic E. P., Ganase, Anjani, Gonzalez-Marrero, Yeray, Herrera-Reveles, Ana, Kennedy, Emma V., Kim, Catherine J. S., Lopez-Marcano, Sebastian, Markey, Kathryn, Neal, Benjamin P., Osborne, Kate, Reyes-Nivia, Catalina, Sampayo, Eugenia M., Stolberg, Kristin, Taylor, Abbie, Vercelloni, Julie, Wyatt, Mathew and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2020). Monitoring of coral reefs using artificial intelligence: a feasible and cost-effective approach. Remote Sensing, 12 (3) 489, 489. doi: 10.3390/rs12030489

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